Dinosaur Jr. Pieces
'Pieces' is a typical Dinosaur Jr erm...piece. It is taken from their 9th studio album, the second since their 2005 reunion, which is entitled Farm. The record brings back their distinctive sound - the guitars are still extensively distorted especially Barlow's thumping bass, Murph on the drums continues to be rapid and urgent and front-man J Mascis still drawls and pleads his way through the four minutes and thirty-two seconds of the record. Mascis' melodic guitar solo was surprisingly clean and compressed although remaining, somehow, characteristic. The whole set up proved to build a somewhat musing, dazed 70's vibe to the track. Although there is no apparent progression in either talent nor sound this is undeniably classic Dinosaur Jr. and fans will be in feedback heaven.
with love, Aimée Albans